My Journey to Loving My Natural Hair
I never thought I would share my natural hair journey on my blog. It’s one of those things I’ve battled with myself back and forth about sharing. Thanks to my partnership Dove™ to share my journey to loving my hair and how I encourage my daughter to do the same.
I still remember the first time I talked my mom into relaxing my hair straight, so I could fit in with my classmates. I skipped a grade in school, so all the other girls in my class were older than me and all of them had a relaxer. Three years ago I was still relaxing my hair, although it was thinning and constantly falling out. I started to stretch our my relaxer to every four months to help my hair grow.
I’d been braiding my hair all summer to help it grow. It was near the end of summer when I taken braids out of my hair. I was in a rush so I washed it without combing out my hair. After washing I was planning to style my hair and when I took off the towel it was a huge matted mess. One of my best friends from college who’s also a hairdresser came over to help me out. I was prepared to lose all my hair but she was able to save some. It was the start of my natural hair journey.
Slowly I started to gain confidence in wearing my natural hair. My friend end up becoming my hair dresser and helped me transition my hair over to fully natural. Earlier this year we finally cut all the relaxed hair on the ends of my hair. I added a little color and became more and more confident about my hair.
My daughter started to notice that change in me as well and she has become more and more involved in styling her hair. In the past she would just let me comb her hair however I wanted. Recently though she started to ask that I style it the same way I’m styling mines.
This summer I actually wore my natural hair on the red carpet for the premiere of The BFG. I received so many compliments from fellow bloggers and complete strangers. I continue to encourage my daughter to love her beautiful hair just the way it is. That’s why I love Dove™ Hair‘s campaign empowering mothers to be a leader in their daughter’s hair confidence by teaching them how to love their hair.
Did you know that 8 in 10 women feel pressure to wear their hair a certain way, many of which, these pressures begin at an early age. Dove™ Hair is committed to broadening the definition of beautiful hair, that’s something I truly can get behind in sharing a positive message with my daughter about hair. They want to make sure that hair is a source of confidence, not anxiety for both women and girls.
Dove™ Hair has a website where people can personalize their mother/daughter photo with creative text and images for sharing on your social networks. Tell your daughter why you love her hair by creating and sharing a custom #LoveYourHair animated message with @Dove: LoveYourHair.com
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dove™.